Bodyhair Transplantion / Beardhair Transplant (BHT – Body Hair Transplant) can offer a qualifying and appropriate option for (in most cases: male) patients whose traditional donor area is depleted. In case of advanced hair loss bodyhair can be extracted from areas of the human body if there is not sufficient scalp hair supply available to cover balding areas and achieve natural densities.
With the state-of-the-art FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction) and by the use of highly developed medical tools selected hair follicles will be picked out to be extracted with precise punches and successfully relocated to thinning areas. As they slightly resemble in calibre body hair is preferabaly being removed from underneath the chin (beard hair) to match with remaining scalp hair at complex areas of the head as well as on the crown. Since only beard hair is growing substantially longer it will give the scalp a natural, gradual appearance.
Though the average growing yield with BHT (Body Hair Transplant) may be slightly below that of regular scalp hair transplants the final results are remarkable and beneficial for patients to achieve a satisfying level. Since the grafts of body hair regularly occur in single-follicles only most BHT´s result in lower densities of hair than head hair transplant.
Beard-to-Beard / Head-to-Beard Hair Transplant / Reconstructions / Eyebrow
In some men beard hair sometimes occure asymmetrically to some extent causing emotional distress and embarrassment since the visible density appears unnaturally. A beard-to-beard transplant allows for redistributing hair follicles via FUE from the chin to the cheek to obtain a regular density back. Furthermore some patients ask for eyebrow transplant as their innate density does not achieve a satisfying outcome. In case there is no sufficient donor supply at the facial area available Dr. Özgür has almost harvested body hair (chest, legs) or scalp hair to be relocated to thinning areas on the face achieving an aesthetically pleasing density.
Scar repair – Scar revision – Strip scars – Body Hair Transplant (BHT)
Outdated hair transplant methods like the old „plug“ style have caused patchy areas on the scalp due to oversized punch diameters and large grafts being relocated to balding areas. Resulting in disfiguring scarring the skin has been damaged strongly and generated different ranges of fibrosis. With strip surgeries like the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) a linear scar at the horseshoe shaped fringe has often caused emotional distress to many patients asking for scar revision at the HLC lately.
For scar repair Body Hair Transplant (BHT) offers a significant and promising option to camouflage posterior scalp scars. Body hair follicles being artfully placed in the disfigured area by talented hair surgeons appear entirely covering and help to make an existing scar invisible. Although the scars will not be eliminated patients can expect significant improvements and satisfying results with acceptable growing yields. As there is not an unlimited placement of hair follicles possible on scars Dr. Özgür and the physicians of the HLC will discuss and evaluate the chances of scar revision during the initial consultation. Dr. Özgür and the HLC have regularly achieved very good results with Body Hair Transplant (BHT) for scar repair.
The medical director of the HLC, Dr. Özgür Öztan, is personally specialized for successful Body Hair Transplant (BHT). He is one among only a few physicians worldwide to regularly practice artful and delicate hair transplants with body and beard hair. His personal expertise and talent become evident with numerous outstanding hair transplants being successfully performed with BHT during the last years.